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satyr
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... when you're reading a newspaper or some magazine, you want/attempt to search for a word pr phrase (for instance "in-line" like with Firefox), and only later you realize that what you are reading is not a file/document on your PC; you see, this is a completely true "real world" example, i.e. this actually happens to me from time to time.


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I often find myself referring to junk mail as "spam". [Wink]

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When I have lost something like my car keys I have sat down in front of my computer and looked at it like I was going to do a search for my keys and then it hits me "I can't run a search on my HD to find my car keys"

I am really getting annoyed by all this real life crap. I need to sit at my computer more.

If only life was more like a computer .....

When I've had enough of the kids for the day just save and exit the program. Need a date? Just pull up the file and put it away when your done. No more painting, Just use the fill command. Travel anwhere you want anytime you want. Go into space, Shoot down Ti fighters.

I can always dream can't I?

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I don't know about that, but several times I've caught myself reaching for the unlock button on my car's remote to open the front door of the house. Once I actually did hit the button, and stood there several seconds wondering why the dang door wasn't opening.

Actually, Kia has a commercial now that shows a bunch of car features embedded in a house, including the remote for the door. So how 'bout it? I want an electronic lock on my door and a stow-n-go couch. Cheap [Big Grin]

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I don't know what you consider cheap, but here are some remote control deadbolts for $100 shipped.

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My friend and I were just talking that we should figure out how to hack life and insert cheat codes like in the sims. Just type in

'rosebud !;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;!;:'

several times and you get liiiike $50,000 in the bank instantly.

We were talking about hiring autistic geniuses to develope the type of computer you'd need in order to manipulate the world like this. I think you'd need that kind of lazer type of computer they have in the comics where it's pretty much just two metal rods you pull out of your pocket, stick together, and then pull a part and the keyboard, monitor, and such is just made up of energy or something.

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Icon 1 posted February 21, 2006 20:46      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ChildeRoland:
I don't know what you consider cheap, but here are some remote control deadbolts for $100 shipped.

I figured they had to exist somewhere. Any idea where they hide the 4 AA batteries? If you have to mount a big box under the knob like on hotel room doors it's kind of a bummer for the general decor, isn't it? At least it is if your main door opens into the living room like mine.

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Most non-wood front doors are hollow, so I could easily see them dropping a box inside the panel.

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I've come to refer to all forms of unwanted advertising as spam: junk mail, door-to-door salesmen, the people who approach you at the mall, etc.

I've always wished I could hit CTRL-F or / and locate some socks.

I also wish I could change the world's date using the date command and catch some extra Zs. Just like this morning, where I was dead tired.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Most non-wood front doors are hollow, so I could easily see them dropping a box inside the panel.

The batteries have to be accessible, though. You need to replace them about once a year. So I think an external box is the only way to go. Be nice if they could use a smaller power source though.

DNFM - Man, I wish I could Cmd-F my tools. That would've been handy last night when I was changing the faucet on the bathroom sink and couldn't find my good wrench.

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Ctrl-F would be useful, but I think I'd rather have Ctrl-Z functionality in my day-to-day life.

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*sigh*

It's not good when you try to say 'slash me' in real life. [Wink]

Also, I find myself wanting to use tab-completion in irssi to finish my thoughts in a sentence sometimes, and am always disappointed when it can't do it. [Razz]

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...and does anyone else ever find themselves in a state of mind that can only be described as "spooling"?...
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quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
...and does anyone else ever find themselves in a state of mind that can only be described as "spooling"?...

And perhaps cooperative multitasking sometimes as well. [Wink]

But more importantly...

hey-U!!!!

Good to see you around! [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Most non-wood front doors are hollow, so I could easily see them dropping a box inside the panel.

The batteries have to be accessible, though. You need to replace them about once a year. So I think an external box is the only way to go. Be nice if they could use a smaller power source though.

What about a hidden panel? Flips down to access the battery compartment, but otherwise matches the door completely.

/me is just theorizing to see if this might work should she ever need to rig an electric door lock.

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quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
...and does anyone else ever find themselves in a state of mind that can only be described as "spooling"?...

I don't know that my brain's been "spooling," but it's definitely gone into standby while engaging in a variation of "spooning"! [blush]

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When I'm trying to locate a specific sentence on a page with lots of text on it, I wish I could just hit cmd+F and be done with it.

I wish I could look up the location of my wallet or calculator on google local whenever I've misplaced it.

Sometimes my fingers will type out what I'm thinking on an imaginary keyboard.

Maybe I should spend more time in that scary real world.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Most non-wood front doors are hollow, so I could easily see them dropping a box inside the panel.

The batteries have to be accessible, though. You need to replace them about once a year. So I think an external box is the only way to go. Be nice if they could use a smaller power source though.

What about a hidden panel? Flips down to access the battery compartment, but otherwise matches the door completely.

/me is just theorizing to see if this might work should she ever need to rig an electric door lock.

Man, this is turning into quite a threadjack. Sorry folks. But what if, instead of putting a panel on the face of the door, you put a plate in the side of the door above or below the bolt? The battery compartment would still be inside the door as you suggest, and there would be no need to manufacture panels to match the rest of the door. You heard it here first, folks. Patent rights to all GCers [Smile]

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UGH, you are SOOOO smart!!! [Big Grin] [Applause]

Mag Valour on that stroke of brilliance!!!

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As long as we're going to improve the door locks, just do away with the batteries all together. Run wiring up the door frame and inductively power the lock while the door is closed. Not being able to lock the door while it's open doesn't seem like it would be an issue.
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What happens then when your house loses power? Will you be locked out?

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quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
...and does anyone else ever find themselves in a state of mind that can only be described as "spooling"?...

/me looks up "spooling" just to make sure she's got the right idea

Oh hell yes. That's how I get through most days.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
What happens then when your house loses power? Will you be locked out?

The locks Childe linked to still have a physical key - they say they're Schlage-compatible. So as long as the door stays locked when power fails you could use the key to get in.

Steen -- Excellent idea for power, at least for new construction.

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quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
...and does anyone else ever find themselves in a state of mind that can only be described as "spooling"?...

I do, too. Only problem is, my buffer memoryis too limited and continually get busted out, so I have to re-send a job.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
...and does anyone else ever find themselves in a state of mind that can only be described as "spooling"?...

I do, too. Only problem is, my buffer memoryis too limited and continually get busted out, so I have to re-send a job.
I was waiting for someone to break out that joke. [Wink]
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